The Effects Of Scrooge In A Christmas Carol

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The Future is determined by one’s action in the present, So when given a chance to look at the future, people will want to come back to the present, and change their actions for a better future. In the novella A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Scrooge, the main character, is a wicked and grumpy man to start with. As four ghost visits him, with the ghost of future as the most influential, Scrooge becomes a caring, joyful man. All the ghosts are important in the development of Scrooge, but none more important than The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. He shows Scrooge of the consequences , and makes Scrooge acknowledge the alteration of his behavior. Although The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is the most influential spirit, some might argue …show more content…
The ghost was showing Scrooge his own grave when Scrooge cried “Spirit, hear me, I am not the man I was. I will not be the man I must have been out for this intercourse”(110). Scrooge shows that he know he had changed, and begs the ghost for a chance to have a more desirable future. Scrooge has shown alteration throughout the entire story, but has never realize his improvment. Scrooge now know he has changed and will do good when he goes back. On the same page, Scrooge makes a promise for his actions, “‘I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!’” Now readers can really see that Scrooge will change. Going from a person who hates Chritsmas and don’t see a point in celebrating in, to make a merry holiday and keep it the same way everyday. Scrooge accepts the teachings of the spirits and have promised his action when he gets back. Scrooge now knows his change and has promised to do good with it. The horrors of the future can make a person change, admit it, and strive to do so for rests of their

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